Jirel’s Farewell, Part Nine

Continued from Part Eight

Jirel sat at his desk as he went over the Quality Assurance results.

Captain Greywolf stormed through the door. Jirel stood at attention and saluted her. “Captain.”

“Oh, give me a break. Where is he?”


“Don’t get cute. I saw you there when the police arrested me. You need to mind your own business, Sergeant. Unfortunate things can happen when you meddle in the affairs of others.”

Jirel chuckled. It was so funny when creatures he could kill in a heartbeat, if authorized, tried to threaten him.

“What’s so funny?”

Only that you assume what scares you will scare me, when the fear of death is one human experience that I cannot relate to so long as I can remember Home.

“You wouldn’t understand, Captain. As for Snyder, he’s on mental health leave.”

“By whose order?”

“Dr. Boulet’s.”

She cursed. “How dare that circuit-riding headshrink interfere.”

“You can issue your complaint in per-son on Friday.”

“Where’s Snyder?”

“Not in Nevada.”

“That’s not what I asked.”

“That’s the only answer you need. You can’t even leave the state with this attempt-ed murder charge hanging over your head.”

Captain Greywolf fumed. “This is not over, Jirel Cutler!”

Greywolf stormed out of the office.

Jirel sighed. “I fear it’s not.”

Continued…Next Thursday

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